March 22, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
Pam Spaulding received the latest press release from Freedom To Marry announcing their “Win More States” fund, an effort to raise money for marriage equality, and noticed that FTM decided to leave North Carolina out of the new campaign entirely, offering no help to defeat Amendment 1 on May 8. This is of course despite the fact that the Democratic National Convention will be held in Charlotte, North Carolina this year, and the president himself has come out strongly against Amendment 1 in very specific language, with a statement from a spokesman saying that, “”While the president does not weigh in on every single ballot measure in every state, the record is clear that the president has long opposed divisive and discriminatory efforts to deny rights and benefits to same-sex couples,”[...]“That’s what the North Carolina ballot initiative would do — it would single out and discriminate against committed gay and lesbian couples — and that’s why the president does not support it.”
There will be a money bomb/blogswarm next week to make more people aware of the campaign to defeat Amendment 1, as Pam says:
At some point soon it will be necessary for me to blog about just who has given to help us win here – and notably who is absent from that list. Organizations and individuals who worked for equality in other states, but refuse to put any $kin in the game here.
Money bomb blogswarm next week
But right now, I’m moving on to the positive — the Blend is going to be part of a blogswarm next week to 1) raise awareness about the progress being made here in NC, 2) show why a campaign on the air to educate NC residents about the harms of A1 is key to getting our base of voters out to win, and 3) how you can help.
Courage Campaign and Prop 8 Trial Tracker will be joining the money bomb/blogswarm on Monday.